My last recipe was for cornbread. After I made it I thought I can make a cornbread pizza too, so I’ve tried it and this is how it turned out: yummy. It has a different texture to bread dough, obviously, but it takes very little time to make and it is interesting. I did not imagine it will be so soft, as cornbread is not as soft as wheat bread. So, if you like a crisp base for your pizza, a cornbread pizza is not the right one for you. You can try my other recipes, such as rainbow pizza or, if you are curious on other kind of pizza bases, try my potato bread base.
My cornbread pizzas were vegan. I baked them for 10 minutes and I used two different baking methods. In the end both turned out the same, so it makes no difference. As the base is quite thin it only needs 10 minutes in the oven, so it is a perfect choice for breakfast. I used self-raising flour because I run out of plain flour.
The sausage is Tofurky, a US based meat alternative company, appropriate for an US inspired pizza. As you can imagine, I used that because my husband and I love it.
Ingredients for 2 individual cornbread pizza:
– 75g cornmeal
– 75g self-raising white flour
– 150ml water
– 1/2 tsp baking powder
– dried basil
– pizza sauce
– vegan cheese (mozzarella and cheddar alternative)
– 1 Tofurky sausage
Preheat the oven at 200C or 180C for fan assisted ovens.
In a bowl, mix the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, water, salt, and basil with a spoon until all the dry ingredients are incorporated into the batter. Tip the cornbread base onto two oiled cake trays (sandwich tins).
Make the white pizza by sprinkling vegan cheese on top and add the sausage slices. Leave the other as it is. Put the trays in the oven and leave them to bake for 5 minutes. After the 5 minutes are up, take out the pizza base and spread the pizza sauce on top. Sprinkle the cheese and sausage and return to the oven for baking. Leave the pizza to bake for 5 more minutes. Both pizzas need 10 minutes in the oven, so make sure you are moving fast when you are making the second pizza or, alternatively, take out the white pizza before the other one.
Transfer the pizza on the plates and enjoy them.
Have you ever had a cornbread pizza?